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Data Protection Notice

We are pleased about your visit and your interest in our website www.Hensoldt.net, as well as its subpages (hereinafter referred to as “website”). Your interest in our products and services is very important to us, HENSOLDT AG and its subsidiaries (“HENSOLDT” or “HENSOLDT Group”).

Company information - Provider

Willy-Messerschmitt-Strasse 3
82024 Taufkirchen

Phone: +49.89.51518-0
E-mail: info@hensoldt.net

The protection of your data is of great concern to us, which is why we are committed to this so that you feel safe when visiting our website.

With this data protection notice, we want to inform you about how we process and protect your personal data on the basis of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act.

Personal data is data that enables the identification of a person. It does not matter whether the determination can be made on the basis of a single piece of information. The more information and data can be combined the more precisely the person can be identified. Personal data include, for example, a person’s name, address, age, email address and telephone number.


1   Data Controller

For questions, requests for information, applications, complaints or criticism regarding our data protection, you can contact the following office:

Willy-Messerschmitt-Strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen

E-mail: dataprotection@hensoldt.net

The correct implementation of data protection measures is monitored by a data protection officer. If you have any concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact them directly.

HENSOLDT Data Protection Officer
E-mail: dataprotection@hensoldt.net


2 Collection, processing and storage of personal data by HENSOLDT

HENSOLDT only collects, processes and stores your personal data if it is permitted by law or if you have given your consent. We obtain this data in two ways: you have either provided us with the respective data or we collect it when you use our services.

2.1  Data you share with us

Generally, you can use our website without providing us with any personal information. For some services, we will request personal information from you in order to be able to process the respective service quickly and in a user-friendly manner or to be able to offer the service at all. For detailed information on all services offered by HENSOLDT on this website, please refer to the section “Individual Services” of this Privacy Policy.

2.2  Data we receive through your use of our services

Some data is already collected automatically and for technical reasons when you visit our website. This data is temporarily stored in a “Log file”. The following information are collected without your intervention and stored until deletion automatically:

  • The IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider

The above data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the processing purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about the person. The above data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations on this in section 3 of this data protection notice.

2.3  Passing on of data

As a matter of principle, we do not transmit personal data to third parties. If in individual cases a transfer to third parties takes place, you will find the corresponding information in this data protection notice. We take appropriate measures and carry out regular checks to ensure that the data we collect cannot be viewed or accessed by unauthorised third parties.


3   Use of cookies

3.1  Explanation of terms

“Cookies” are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). In cookies, information are stored that arise in each case in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean that we directly gain knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. A distinction can be made between the types of cookies described below.

3.2  Types of cookies

Essential cookies are required for the operation of a website and are indispensable for navigating and using its functions.

Preference cookies allow a website to remember information that affects the way a website behaves or looks, such as the region in which you are located.

Statistical cookies allow the number of visitors and traffic sources to be recorded and counted in order to measure and improve the performance of the website. They also serve the purpose to find out if there are any problems with or errors on certain pages, which pages are the most popular and how visitors navigate through the website.

Marketing cookies are used to track visits and individual activities on websites. They are used to place targeted advertisements and ads.

You have the possibility to display the cookies on your computer through your browser, delete the existing cookies or set up the configuration so that only particular Cookies or no cookies at all are stored. Please note that some functions do not work or do not work properly if you deactivate the setting of cookies.

3.3  Use of cookies on our website

The data processed by the cookies necessary for the operation of a website are required to protect our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. In addition, we process personal data in connection with cookies with your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

When you visit our website for the first time, a cookie notice banner will be displayed. Here you can see which cookies are set by us or our third-party providers, in which category, for what purpose they are used and how long they are retained. Via this banner, you can also select whether all categories, only certain categories or only the absolutely necessary cookies may be used. You can change or revoke your consent to the use of cookies at any time on our website.

Below you can see which consent you have currently given and which cookies are set by us or our third-party providers in which category:

4   Individual services

4.1  Matomo Analytics

This website uses Matomo, a web analytics service.

Matomo saves text files, called “cookies”, onto your computer, which allows us to analyse how you use the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transmitted and saved onto our server so that we can optimise our web pages. As all IP addresses are immediately anonymised in the process, your user identity remains anonymous.

The data collected by the cookie is not shared with third parties. You may choose to deactivate cookies by blocking them via your web browser. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of all the features offered on this website.

If you do not wish to have your session data saved and analysed, you can retract your consent on cookie storage and usage with a mouse click at any time. In this case, Matomo places an “opt-out cookie” onto your browser, which prevents it from collecting any data during your visit to our website.

4.2  Google Marketing Platform (formerly DoubleClick)

Our website uses further services of the Google Marketing Platform (formerly “Google Doubleclick”). These services use cookies to display ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports or to prevent a user from being shown ads more than once. 

Google uses a Cookie ID to record which ads are displayed in which browser and can thus prevent them from being displayed more than once. In addition, through Cookie IDs, Google can capture “Conversions”, i.e. whether a user sees an ad and later visits the advertiser’s website and makes a purchase. According to statements by Google, these cookies do not contain any personal information.

Your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this service. According to Google, by integrating these services, Google receives the information that you have visited the relevant part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in to your account, it is possible that the provider obtains and stores your IP address.

You can prevent the collection of data generated by the Cookies and related to your use of the websites by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by choosing the respective  settings under the following link https://www.google.de/settings/ads .

More information on data protection and cookies at Google can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

4.3  Bugherd

Our website uses a web service provided by Macropod Software Pty Ltd, 90 Maribyrnong Street, 3011 Footscray, AUSTRALIA (hereinafter: Bugherd). If you have activated Java script in your browser and have not installed a Java script blocker, your browser may transmit personal data to Bugherd. For further information on the handling of transferred data, please refer to Bugherd’s privacy policy: https://bugherd.com/privacy/. You can prevent the collection as well as the processing of your data by Bugherd by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find this, for example, at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

4.4  YouTube

This website uses YouTube, an internet video portal provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). YouTube allows video publishers to post video clips for free and other users to view, rate and comment on these video clips for free. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the internet portal.

Each time a data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. In the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google receive information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting if a sub-page containing a YouTube video is visited. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component about the data subject having visited our website every time the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as visiting our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which can be accessed at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

4.5  Online applicant portal

By registering with HENSOLDT, you are providing the company with your personal information about a specific application for the purpose of finding a job. Your data is processed in the systems of our software partner Workday Inc., in Europe represented by Workday Limited, Kings Building, May Lane, Dublin 7, Irland. A data processing agreement has been concluded with our partner.

To apply via our applicant portal, you need to log in. To do this, you must enter your e-mail address and a password. You also have to accept our terms and conditions. Furthermore, we offer you the possibility for a simple and self-editable data transfer for your application through the LinkedIn portal. In the course of the data collection, we collect data related to your application.

During the application process, the usual contact data such as postal address, e-mail address and telephone numbers are stored in the applicants database in addition to the title, surname and first name. In addition, application documents such as letters of motivation, curriculum vitae, work experience, educational and further training qualifications as well as job references are recorded.

This data will only be stored, evaluated, processed or forwarded internally as part of your application. They are only accessible for employees of the Human Resources Department and the persons responsible for selection at HENSOLDT (e.g. department, works council, representatives of the severely disabled). Under no circumstances will your data be passed on to companies or persons outside of HENSOLDT or used for other purposes. Your application will only be passed on to other companies of the Hensoldt Group if you have consented to this in advance.

If an employment relationship is established between you and us in accordance with §§ 3 and 4 of the German Civil Code, Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 of the new BDSG we may continue to process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship, insofar as this is necessary for the implementation or termination of the employment relationship or for the exercise or fulfilment of the rights and obligations of the employee representation resulting from the law or the collective agreement or a works agreement.

If you have applied for a job but received a rejection, your details will be stored for around 6 months after the application process has been completed or after the last rejection has been sent and will then be deleted (profile and application). There is no notification of the deletion of the data.

Please do not send us job applications by e-mail, but rather use our application portal. The application process through the application portal is handled securely and in compliance with data protection regulations.

If you are invited for an initial interview, additional data will be collected using a questionnaire. In individual cases, we offer to conduct these initial meetings via an internet-based conferencing software. In the invitation letter for an initial interview, you will receive all information relevant for data protection from our HR department.

4.6  Career Chatbot

If you have general questions about HENSOLDT or careers, you can use the chat function in the careers section of our website. We use a chatbot from an external service provider (jobpal Ltd. Third Floor, 20 Old Bailey EC4M 7AN London United Kingdom) to answer these questions. In order to ensure data protection and data security, we have concluded a data processing agreement with Jobpal Ltd.

Your consent will be obtained at the beginning of the conversation. If you do not give consent, the chatbot will automatically terminate the conversation. When using the chatbot and giving your consent, your IP address and the time stamp with date and time are processed.

The purpose of using the chatbot is to establish contact in an innovative way and to answer your questions about HENSOLDT or careers in a timely manner.

We process your personal data on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time and for the future via jobs@hensoldt.net.

4.7  Talent Pool – myVeeta

The HENSOLDT talent pool is a software-supported pool of external persons and potential HENSOLDT employees. Talents receive a registration link via a personal invitation. There, they can register voluntarily and provide data about themselves.

Which of your data will be stored/used

Talents can provide some or all of the following data when registering:

- Personal data such as name, address and date of birth
- Contact details (incl. e-mail address and telephone number)
- Curriculum vitae (incl. education, work experience, skills etc. plus any attachments)
- Professional expectations (desired job, place of work, salary expectations, etc.)

This data is stored by HENSOLDT until withdrawal.


Use of data

Upon joining the Talent Pool, you allow HENSOLDT to use ("process") your data to:

- find suitable positions for the Talent and contact you about them,
- send you professional offers and information of interest to you,
- share your CV with internal departments for a limited period of time,
- store the communication history between HENSOLDT and the Talent, and
- store internal comments and categorisations ("tags" and "pipelines").

The data will only be used internally by HENSOLDT. HENSOLDT will not share it with third parties under any circumstances. The data will not be used for automated decision-making (profiling). The legal basis is Article 6 para. 1 letter a of the GDPR.


Control over the data

Talents can change, add to or delete their data at any time. The data is only deleted when the Talent leaves the Talent Pool. In doing so, the Talent withdraws the consent to the storage/use (processing) of the data by us.

To change/delete the data, Talents use their myVeeta access.

If the talent would like information about which data is stored, myVeeta Support can be contacted at any time. Talents have the right lodge a complaint with the national supervisory authority (e.g. data protection authority). Neither HENSOLDT nor the operator has the possibility to delete profiles of Talents.



If a job is offered via myVeeta, Talents apply on the HENSOLDT career site. The data protection provisions of the online applicant portal apply here.

Information about the operator:

The technology for our Talent Pool is called "myVeeta" and is provided by Talent Solutions GmbH. When registering in our Talent Pool, Talents create a confidential, private myVeeta access, and instruct myVeeta to make your data available to our company.

Operator’s contact details:
Talent Solutions GmbH, Kölbgasse 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria. www.talentsolutions.at
Link to the privacy policy of Talent Solutions GmbH


4.8  Social media pages

We also offer you a comprehensive personal support and the possibility to stay in contact with us via our social media pages (Instagram, Xing, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. These social media services may collect personal data themselves, e.g. via your profile created with them.

It cannot be ruled out that every visitor of these sites is recorded by the companies listed above. For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by these companies, as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection notices of:

Instagram:      http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Xing:              https://www.xing.com/privacy

LinkedIn:        https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/de/privacy

YouTube:        https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de


4.9  Social Media Plugins

We use the following social media plugins on our website:

- LinkedIn
- AddThis

When you visit a web page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective companies. The content of the plugins is transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that the respective companies collect with the help of these plugins. We therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge:

By integrating the plugins, the respective companies receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to your account with one of the companies mentioned above, they can assign the visit to your account there. When you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to the respective company and stored there. If you do not have an account with one of the companies mentioned above, it is still possible that they may obtain and store your IP address.

It can therefore not be ruled out that every visitor to our website will be recorded by the company listed above on the basis of their IP address and the visited URL, even if you do not click on the plugins and are not logged in with a user account with the company.

If you no longer wish to see advertisements based on data collected by AddThis, you can use the Opt Out button at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out. In such process, an opt-out cookie is set, which you may not delete in order to retain this setting.

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by these companies, as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection notices of:

LinkedIn:         https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

AddThis: www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html

4.10  Contact form

This service is centrally managed by Hensoldt Sensors GmbH.

The HENSOLDT website offers the possibility to quickly contact us online and communicate directly with us, including by e-mail. If you contact us by e-mail (or via the contact form on our website), the personal data you provide will be stored for a maximum of 12 months. Your personal data will be processed to contact and respond to you. If your request concerns another HENSOLDT company, we will forward it to that company within and outside of the EU. For this purpose, we obtain your consent on the contact form. The processing of the contact request is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your request relates to the conclusion of a contract and to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR for other requests.

4.11 Newsletter

Our newsletter informs you by e-mail about news and event information from HENSOLDT. We need your e-mail address to send you the newsletter. Further details will be used to personalise the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties. Your data will be stored in an electronic newsletter system for the duration of the subscription. The legal basis for the processing is your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We use your personal data exclusively for sending our newsletter. After registering for the newsletter, you will receive a confirmation email from us.

You can unsubscribe from within the newsletter at any time or revoke your consent at any time by sending an email to info@hensoldt.net. Your data will be deleted within 1 month after you have stopped receiving the newsletter if there are no legal obligations to retain the data.

By sending the data you have entered and confirming your subscription to the newsletter, you consent to the data processing and confirm you have read our privacy policy.


5   Your rights

Of course, you retain control over all personal data that you provide to us when visiting the website and using our services. You have the following rights, which you can exercise free of charge.

5.1  Right to information

You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by us at any time.

5.2  Right to revoke consent given

You have the right to revoke your consent in the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will immediately delete the data concerned unless further processing can be based on another legal basis for processing. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of consent until revocation.

5.3  Right to object

If we process your personal data within the framework of a balancing of interests on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, you have the right at any time to object to this processing with effect for the future on grounds arising from your particular situation.

If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the concerned data. However, we reserve the right to carry out further processing if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

If your personal data are processed by us for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing.

5.4  Right to data portability

You have the right to request a transfer of your personal data from us to another institution.

5.5.  Right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing

You have the right to have your personal data rectified or deleted or to have the processing of them restricted.

5.6  Right to complain

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority or to our company if you have a reason for such complaint. To exercise any rights against our company, please contact the contact persons listed above at the beginning of this privacy policy.


6   Duration of storage

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the deadline, the corresponding data are routinely deleted if they are no longer required to achieve the necessary purposes.


7   Automated decision-making

Automated decision-making on the basis of the personal data collected does not take place.


8   Data security

We use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser.

You can see whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the upper status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.